caterpillar hunter


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caterpillar hunter

n
(Animals) any of various carabid beetles of the genus Calosoma, of Europe and North America, which prey on the larvae of moths and butterflies
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Released in New England since 1906, the bright green caterpillar hunter Calosoma sycophanta wasn't seen in Delaware until 1984.
(The paper wasps that nest under the eaves are not usually picnic pests, and are great caterpillar hunters, so unless the nest is near a doorway, it's best to leave them be.)